|Chicago Railroad Pageant [fragment] - Unknown|
This educational film documents the "Wheels-a-Rolling" pageant of the Chicago Railroad Fair of 1948 and 1949. Sponsored by some 38 railroad companies along with suppliers such as The Budd Company and The Pullman Company, the fair drew thousands to its Lake Michigan shoreline location for a celebration of "100 years of railroad progress." The lengthy "Wheels-a-Rolling" pageant, written by railroad historian and visionary Edward Hungerford, presented an overview of rail and other transportation de...
Keywords: Chicago; Railroads; Transportation; Historical Reenactments
|[O'Hare Air Traffic Controller] - Harry Mantel|
A short film made by Harry Mantel that documents the air traffic control tower at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Harry Mantel (1923-2007) was a Chicago cameraman, producer, and journalist. This title is part of Mantel's series titled "Vignettes," which was funded in part by Encyclopedia Britannica for television broadcast. From our Harry Mantel Collection.
Keywords: Chicago; Airports; Transportation; 1970s
|Champion Papers Incorporated "Imagination 10" - Morton Goldsholl Associates|
Promotional film for a series of books published by Paper Division of Champion Papers Inc., describing how images in film are graphically translated and vibrantly reproduced on their paper. This particular book and film, Imagination 10, showcases the beauty and design of trains and attempts to capture the experience of traveling by train, describing the landscapes and city lights blurring by like moving paintings...
Keywords: Chicago; Railroads; Transportation; Sponsored Films; Advertsing; 1960s
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|Bike Club Trip to Beloit, Wisconsin|
An 8mm. home movie of a Chicago bike club's train trip to Beloit, Wisconsin. A sign within the film reads "League of American Wheelmen: Cycle Train Excursion." This league, which was founded in 1880, is now known as the League of American Bicyclists. From our Phillip Smith Collection. Chicago Film Archives holds the copyright for the films in the Phillip Smith Collection.
Keywords: Home Movies; Wisconsin; Railroads; Cycling; Transportation; 1940s